About us

The aim of the Innovation Booster Databooster is to generate innovation around data-based value creation in Switzerland. The databooster pushes innovation in data-based services for the manufacturing and service sector, combining new methods and technologies in Data Science with novel business and service concepts.

The Innovation Booster – Databooster is the innovation program of data innovation alliance powered by Innosuisse. The program is running from 2021-2024. More information about the Innosuisse Innovation Booster can be found here

Booster Managers

Gundula Heinatz Bürki

Managing Director

data innovation alliance

Dr. Gundula Heinatz Bürki led an analytics group at a Swiss insurance company and has been Manager of an analytics research group at ETH Zurich. She knows what transforming to digitization for a larger company means.

Melanie Geiger

Deputy Managing Director

data innovation alliance

Dr. Melanie Geiger has worked in many innovation projects and received her PhD from the University of Neuchâtel. She shaped the SDS conference series since its beginning.

Reik Leiterer

Innovation Manager

data innovation alliance

Dr. Reik Leiterer is CEO and co-founder of ExoLabs, a company setting new standards in satellite-based environmental monitoring. For him, exchange and collaboration are at the core of innovation.

Focus Topic Leaders

Ricardo Chavarriaga

Responsible AI

ZHAW

Patricia Deflorin

Industry 4.0

FHGR

Philip Hauri

Industry 4.0

Industrie 2025

Christoph Heitz

Responsible AI

ZHAW

Stefan Keller

Spatial Data Analytics

OST

Reik Leiterer

Spatial Data Analytics

Exolabs

Jürg Meierhofer

Smart Service Concepts

ZHAW

Gerrit Schatte

Smart Service Concepts

Kistler

Philipp Schmid

Industry 4.0

CSEM

Shaun West

Smart Service Concepts

HSLU

Location

Bälliz 62
3600 Thun

Direct:+41 33 221 88 20

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